Helicopter UH-1C 66-15201

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15201
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867
Total flight hours at this point: 00000332
Date: 05/11/68
Unit: 355 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was in Descent at 0800 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS
The helicopter made an Emergency Landing. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 13202 ()

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15201
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867
Total flight hours at this point: 00001137
Date: 08/09/70
Unit: 92 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZT065775
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15201
Date: 08/09/70
Incident number: 700809091ACD Accident case number: 700809091 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 92 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Dong Ba Thin in
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 0
costing 287215
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P WO1 CANNON SHAWN GLEN KIA
P W1 ARNOLD RL
CE E4 ROBERTSON TM
G E4 MURABITO E

Accident Summary:

 THE AIRCRAFT WAS PART OF A LIGHT FIRE TEAM BASED AT BAO LOC, RVN, FOR PROVIDING FIRE SUPPORT IN THE BAO LOC-DALAT AREA. ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT AIRCRAFT ^66-15201^ LEFT THE BAO LOC, CAMP SMITH COMPOUND PAD TO ENABLE A PASSENGER TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE BAO LOC AREA AND TO PERFORM A VISUAL RECONNAISSANCE. THE AIRCRAFT TOOK OFF AND FLEW IN THE GENERAL AREA OF BAO LOC FOR A PERIOD OF TIME BEFORE REFUELING AT THE MAIN AIRSTRIP AT BAO LOC. AFTER REFUELING THE HELICOPTER MADE ANOTHER PASS OVER THE COMPOUND AT AN ALTITUDE OF 250 TO 300 FEET. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER THEN ENTERED A STEEP LEFT DESCENDING TURN TO LAND AT THE COMPOUND PAD. THE TAIL BOOM STRUCK A 3 TO 4 FOOT HIGH MOUND OF DIRT WHILE IN THIS DESCENT. THE HELICOPTER STARTED SPINNING TO THE RIGHT AND CRASHED APPROXIMATELY 250 METERS FROM THE INITIAL CONTACT IN THE CAMP SMITH PERIMETER. THE AIRCRAFT BURNED COMPLETELY AFTER IMPACT.\\

This record was last updated on 05/25/98

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The following is crew member information for this incident:

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Name: WO1 Shawn Glen Cannon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/09/70 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 10/04/46
Home City: Flushing, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-33/69-31
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-097
Short Summary: Crashed in perimeter minefield at Bao Loc returning from Dalat w/load of beer, inertia reel failed, head went through window.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15201
SSN: 064381556
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/28/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Lam Dong Province II Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Glenn was the AC on a UH-1C as part of an alert team detached to Bao Loc for 2 weeks. Returning to the alert pad from Dalat with a load of beer, he overshot the pad (due possibly to being overgrossed) and crashed into the compound perimeter and into a minefield. His inertial reel failed and his head went through the window. His throat was slashed and he bled to death without gaining consciousness. Several of the people in the compund risked their lives to pull everyone out as there was a post crash fire and the ammo started cooking off. The rest of the crew got out. From Kenny Bunn, 28 July 9

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/94

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The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15201
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0867.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6708  24   24 W05AAA 7THSQ 1ST AIRCV  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY        
6709  43   67 W05AAA 7THSQ 1ST AIRCV  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY        
6710  24   91 W05AAA 7THSQ 1ST AIRCV  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY        
6711  39  130 W05AAA 7THSQ 1ST AIRCV  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY        
6712  38  168 W05AAA 7THSQ 1ST AIRCV  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY        
6801   0  168 W05AAA 7THSQ 1ST AIRCV  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY        
6802   0  168 3300   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6803  55  223 WC42AA 174 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804  77  300 WC42AA 174 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805  32  332 3361   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6806   0  332 3361   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6807   0  332 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR 
6808   0  332 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6809   0  332 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6810   0  332 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6811   2  334 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6812   0  334 3300   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6901  17  351 WFJ8AA A BTY 4BN 77ART  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  37  388 WFJ8AA UNIT NOT KNOWN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  42  430 WFJ8AA 4BN 77 ARTY      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  87  517 WFJ8T0 UNIT NOT KNOWN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  62  579 WFJ8T0 B 4-77ATY 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  46  625 WFJ8T0 UNIT NOT KNOWN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  61  686 WFJ8T0 HHB 4-77 ARTY    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  42  728 WFJ8T0 HHB 4-77 ARTY    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  40  768 WFJ8T0 4-77 ATY 101 AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910  10  778 WAB0T0 2SQ 17AC 101ACD  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911  22  800 WAB0T0 2SQ 17AC 101ACD  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  17  817 WAB0T0 2SQ 17AC 101ACD  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  77  894 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002  13  907 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  45  952 WFJ3A0 COA 5TC BN101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004  22  974 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005  34 1008 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006  56 1064 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7007  73 1137 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     

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